Connections Co-op Class Descriptions & Schedule- 2024/25


Our pre-school students will explore a variety of topics through songs, movement, quality text, hands-on activities, and crafts just like their siblings and will be so excited to share what they’ve learned. All of this learning will accompany natural opportunities for social and emotional development, early literacy and math, problem solving, creativity, and motor skills.

Elementary Age Groups

Elementary students will study ecology, technology and engineering, the human body, and economics this year!  They’ll explore these topics through rich text and hands-on experiences, resulting in a deeper understanding of the subject matter and problem-solving, while enjoying cooperative team-building opportunities.

Families will be connected through a book club aligned with the topic.  Students will discuss the book with their peers while working on identifying story elements, making connections, and drawing conclusions in an active and exciting environment.

Middle & High School Age Groups

Older students will focus on cultural studies, geography, history, civics, and the wonders of the natural world through a variety of hands-on, literary, and creative project-based learning opportunities.  In an effort to include the students in their learning, specific topics, and lesson goals will be created with family input based on specific interests and academic goals. 

Intro to Robotics – students will explore the basics of robotics utilizing LEGO Mindstorms.

Additional classes for high schoolers will be determined based on enrollment, interests, and goals.


Art classes will emphasize creative individual expression through the use of a variety of drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking media. The elements of art, principles of design, and aesthetic awareness will be introduced through lessons on art history, cultural traditions, and connections to other disciplines.


12:30 – 12:45 pm Arrival & Set Up

Pre-KElementary GroupsMiddle/High Groups
12:45 – 1:00Whole Group Assembly
1:00 – 2:00Theme Based Activities & PlayTheme Based Activities, Book Club, and ArtPBL, Art, & Intro to Robotics
2:00 – 3:00
3:00 – 3:15Whole Group Presentations
3:15 – 4:00Free Play & Games
*This is a general layout – exact classes are subject to change.
Whole Group Assembly: 

All students will meet together for weekly announcements and celebrations, followed by a short team-building activity.

Small Group Classes:

Students will break into groups for classes.

Whole Group presentations: 

All students will meet back together at the end of small group class time for a short presentation of what they did that day.

Free Play & Games:

Everyone’s favorite part of the day. Students will have the opportunity to go outside to the playground, play basketball, gaga ball, or group games on the field. In the case of inclement weather, play will be indoors.